Date set for Rugeley Power Station boiler house demolition

By Jordan Reynolds | Rugeley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A steel structure 73 metres high will be brought down using explosives at the former Rugeley Power Station site later this month.

The boiler house outlined in red will be brought down using explosives on August 20

The sixth controlled collapse using explosives will take place at the site at about 10am on August 20, bringing down the boiler house.

An exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the collapse which is within the power station boundary fence and there will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.

The collapse may be heard off site, but any noise will be over quickly, a spokesman for owners ENGIE said.

The other main structures, including chimney and cooling towers, are scheduled to be demolished at a later date. Further details are expected to be provided nearer the time.

The demolition of the site is expected to be completed in 2021.

Outline plans were approved in January to transform the site into 2,300 homes, housing for the elderly, commercial buildings and a primary school.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star


UK & International News